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Philippine Country Brief on ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises

The Philippines is a fast growing economy with competitive service and manufacturing sectors. Two of the country’s key economic sectors are business processing outsourcing (BPO) and electronics and electrical products (E&E). The BPO sector in the Philippines has grown rapidly since the early 2000s.

This country brief highlights the key findings relevant to the Philippines from the series of ILO reports ASEAN in transformation, which examines current technological trends and how they are transforming enterprises and skills requirements across five major manufacturing and services sectors in the
region.

The regional research was complemented by surveys conducted with 4,076 enterprises and 2,747 university and technical vocational education and training (TVET) students in the ten ASEAN member States. This country brief focuses on technology dynamics in the Filipino business processing outsourcing (BPO) and electronics and electrical products (E&E) sectors as they are two key economic sectors that are being impacted by advanced technology that is transforming jobs and enterprises.